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    Default Striped bass will take over the world.

    I've been out the last two days on the western shore of the mid bay trolling a rapala xr 10 glass ghost, and my hand made skirted jig and I'm here to tell you: The Bay is FULL of stripers! I caught 16 fish yesterday in about an hour ranging 17-28", and 6 in 25 minutes tonight (I took an unintended swim in 49 degree water that shortened my evening). Right when I started tonight I hit a 25 incher that damn near ripped the Scotty out of the yak. All of the fish these last two days are striking like a Mack truck. Then my jig got caught in the transducer arm which is mounted in the front of the yak. Lesson learned: Never try to balance on the skinny and narrow front of the boat. In the cold water I went. The bite was so good that I crawled back into the yak, and caught a few babies, a 20" and a nice 28" (pictured below).

    It got to the point tonight where I knew my hot zone that I was trolling through. My buddy is just getting started kayak fishing and I would turn to him and say, "I'm going to hook up in 5...4...3...2...1" and boom! Fish on.

    This is going to be one heck of a season.

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    Yeah I was surprised by how many John and I caught last weekend. It bodes well for a good season. I hope I beat my pb of 23" shouldn't be too hard to do.

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    After such a tough bite in recent months, this is welcome news!

    I am sure you will be able to get a new PB. I found a few up to 32" today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yakscientist View Post
    Yeah I was surprised by how many John and I caught last weekend. It bodes well for a good season. I hope I beat my pb of 23" shouldn't be too hard to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yakscientist View Post
    Yeah I was surprised by how many John and I caught last weekend. It bodes well for a good season. I hope I beat my pb of 23"… shouldn't be too hard to do.

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    Guess I better get to crimping my hooks!
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    Nice catches to all!!

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    Good to hear. Send them up north. I fished the flats today in a center console and only got one fish. It was a decent fish.flats rock.jpg

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    Sorry that pic is upside down. Don't know how that happened

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    What pound test are you using for a leader? I'm torn between 30 or 50 Lbs.
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    I use 3 ft of 40 pound leader.
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